Hello good people!
It has been too long since the last post, and even longer ago since I posted a sweet treat (my sincerest apologies!). I made these a little while ago and they were a hit! My flatmate highly approved of them, and has himself been making heaps of peanut oreo buttercups - which are amazing too! But sadly I cannot take credit for those. These ferrero-like treats here are just as good though, and after having bought hazelnut butter for the first time.... I know it wont be the last - that stuff is addictive!
I also turned a year older last Saturday, cannot believe I am 27! The people in Friends were that age when I started watching it as mere child.... Time flies, but I still feel terrible childish *smiles* I had a lovely time with my boyfriend and some lovely friends... Can't really ask for much more! Except maybe seeing my family, but I know I will get to do that in the not-too-distant future!
Vegan Ferrero Rocher
1/3 cup hazelnut butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp agave/maple syrup
A good pinch of sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
125g + 50g dark chocolate
1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
- First of all, turn the hob on low and in a small frying pan, have the hazelnut butter, cocoa butter, syrup, salt and oil + 125g of the dark chocolate (break it into pieces). Continously stir until it is all melted and place in the fridge to cool slighty, for about 15-20 minutes.
- Have the chopped hazelnuts strewn across a plate, ready to roll some ferreros in. Melt the remaining chocolate until it is juuuust done.
- Take the hazelnut-chocolate mass and shape into hazelnut sized marbles, dip in the chocolate and roll in the hazelnuts. Repeat until you have a little bunch of these delicious mouthfuls and place in the fridge on a plate until serving.
Apart from Ferreros and birthday, I have been reading my way through predictions of armageddon and the like thanks for Mr Pratchett and Mr Gaiman... And yes, those are cookies from the shop - because sometimes life is too stressful!
I hopeyou have had a fantastic week so far, bring on the weekend!